3,800 in Azerbaijan (2009 census). Population total all countries: 6,590.
Oghuz town, Qabala, Niç (about 4,000 speakers), and Mirzabeyli villages. Also in Georgia, Russian Federation, Turkmenistan.
5 (Developing). De facto language of provincial identity in Qabala District.
Nidzh (Nic, Nij, Nizh), Oghuz (Vartashen), Oktomberi. Oktomberi dialect more divergent from Nic Udi than from Oghuz Udi. One of the most divergent Lezgian (Lezgic) languages.
Nic dialect is vigorous (6a). Oghuz dialect is moribund (8a), as only about 100 persons remain in Oghuz. Christian.